From Brown University, this site contains approximately 1,700 titles of sheet music from their vast collection which have been digitized and made available in full text.
From the Smithsonian Institution, this site is part of a ten-year initiative to research, preserve, and present the history of jazz. Includes audio clips of Duke Ellington and other jazz greats.
A list of Johann Sebastian Bach websites.
A tribute to cantor Moshe Bazian by his son,Menachem Bazian. Includes MP3s and streaming videos of cantorial, Hebrew and Yiddish songs recorded in 1982-1984.
Comprehensive site on Jewish Liturgical Music (chazzanut), with a large collection of cantorial music scores, midi sound, annotated links and background information.
Over 1,500 files of mostly classical music midi files. You must have a sound card, speakers, and a viewer configured to read midi files in order to enjoy this site.
Each week, the Classical Music Library will make a new work available for download. You can choose MP3 format or Windows Media Player.
Alphabetical list of classical music composers from NAXOS.com. Includes biographies and detailed lists of works. You may subscribe and listen to 25% of each sound track for free or pay a small annual fee to access the entire works of each composer.
A Centennial Celebration of the Life and Music of Count Basie including photo essays, music, and histories. Part of the Jazz Greats Digital Exhibits co-produced by the Institute of Jazz Studies and the Dana Library Media and Digital Services at the Newark Campus of Rutgers State University,New Jersey.
From John C. Bunnell, this site contains songs and an explanation of filk.
Folk music, traditional music and popular songs, with lyrics. Includes midis, tune information and history behind the folk songs and ballads. Also has Irish, British and American folk music including Francis J. Child Ballads and Sea Shanties.
From Duke University, this collection includes over 3,000 digital images of American sheet music published between 1850 and 1920.
Musical presentations from the Library of Congress include over 2,500 titles of sheet music from the Civil War, patriotic melodies, the Gerry Mulligan collection, Dolly Parton and country music, the Katherine Dunham collection including videos of dance technique, and much more.
Almost two thousand kids' song lyrics, organized both alphabetically and by category, and with search engine capabilities. From A-Tisket, A-Tasket to Zulu Cradle-Song, many lyrics include the music.
Search engines and links to help you find lyrics from around the world.
Alphabetical list of musical terms. All of the musical terms have AIFF files associated with them so you will be able to hear examples of each term. There are also brief biographies of composers and lists of their works.
Founded in 1986, PD Info (taken over in early 1999 by Haven Sound, Inc.) provides information and resources for identifying public domain materials. As part of that project, this site has been developed to help users understand what music they can freely use and how they may use it. As the site explains, the rules for public domain use are not as clear-cut as they seem, and users will find a concise and helpful overview of the differences between copyright and public domain, and how to identify and prove public domain. The heart of the site is a 3,000 song alphabetical list of royalty-free music anyone may use in any way. Additional resources at the site include annotated links to other public domain sites and a brief list of examples of projects using public domain music.
A growing collection of Broadway musicals with their songlists, lyrics, synopsis, and some media links to sound files. Also has news articles and lists of current performances around the country.
Free online course from Yale University, including video lectures, audio and text files. No registration is required but, no credit is given. This course fosters the development of aural skills that lead to an understanding of Western music. The musical novice is introduced to the ways in which music is put together and is taught how to listen to a wide variety of musical styles, from Bach and Mozart, to Gregorian chant, to the blues.
A place for people to exchange music and information about music of the 1940s through the 1980s. Listen to music by type, from Blues to Zydeco, or by year.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, situated on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, is a non-profit institution, supported by public investment, corporate sponsors, and private donors.
Information and lyrics to traditional maritime songs, particularly sea shanties.
Search by region, artist, or genre. Includes audio and video clips.
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